Barq’s (pronounced “Barks”) is an American soft drink company. “Barq’s” was long the name of the company’s signature product, now known as Barq’s Famous Olde Tyme Root Beer, a brand of root beer notable for being the first major North American root beer to contain caffeine. It has been bottled since the start of the 20th century and is currently sold by The Coca-Cola Company. Barq’s Red Creme Soda. Long known in New Orleans as “Barq’s Red Drink”.